With the Rose of Tralee over for another year we're looking back on the highlights from this year’s festival.
There were plenty of golden moments like when the Westmeath Rose squatted with Dáithí Ó Sé on her back.
Lifting Daithí, that has to be a first.August 20, 2018
To seeing the Carlow Rose talk so openly about how heroin addiction touched her family.
It’s a festival that everyone loves to talk about, even if they don't quite 'get' it.
Here are some of our favourite tweets.
Criteria for becoming a Rose:
1. Mary I student/alumni
2. GAA head
3. Life-changing trip abroad to help the less-fortunate
4. Grandparents/Parents met at the Festival
5. Perform an Irish song/dance
"So, you're the Kerry Rose are ooo?"
"Well yes Daithi, my grandfather built the lakes of Killarney, my mother sells Kerrygold butter at the Puck Fair and my father is Fungi the dolphin."#RoseOfTralee— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) August 20, 2018
Rose: “Have you never put tights on before?”
Daithí: “I’ve taken them off...”August 20, 2018
"Well, Imelda, you're a lovely girl, although I hear you had a bit of bad luck recently. Your dog was knocked down by a car and killed."August 21, 2018
One year we'll have a rose that teaches nursing who's engaged to a guard that plays center forward for the county and the dome will implode in on itself. #RoseOfTralee— Patrick (@SpacemanPat) August 21, 2018
So many Roses in Tralee want to travel and work with children, 'tis a wonder more of them aren't employed as school bus drivers. #roseoftralee @RoseofTralee_— Declan Varley (@declanvarley) August 21, 2018